Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Three dimensional stress and strain tensors and linear elasticity. The state of stress in the earth’s crust. Rock material and rock mass failure criteria. The response of the rock mass to underground excavations, energy release rate and excess shear stress. Mining induced seismicity, rock bursts and measures to minimise mining induced seismicity so as to improve SHE. Elementary mine layout design, pillar design and underground excavation support and their effects on SHE. Stress analysis of mining layouts and mine layout optimisation.
3 lectures per week, 2 practicals per week, 1 tutorial per week
Language of tuition
Module is presented in English
Period of presentation
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